For those of you hockey fans who live under rocks, the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers started their game with a line brawl yesterday…for the second time this year.

This was Devils’ coach Peter DeBoer’s revenge for John Tortorella starting his heavies in New Jersey earlier in the season. When Tortorella saw who DeBoer was starting, he promoted tough guy D-man Stu Bickel to center for the opening draw. Frankly, I can’t believe these two coaches didn’t get suspended for this debacle, but that’s a whole other ball of wax.

Here were the tilts:

Well, Cam Janssen didn’t think too highly of Bickel taking Brandon Dubinsky’s spot for that opening draw (not like Dubinsky would’ve had a say in the matter). So, he called out Dubinsky, saying “I don’t think it looked too good on his part,” then added a sarcastic, condescending “Maybe he was injured,” that carried a similar meat-heady tone to every “Drink it you ____!” from high school parties ever.

Before you watch this, I’d also like to note that Cam Janssen is, shall we say, quite fit, and I’m scared to death of him.

Oh, and in case you were wondering: “This was not planned.”

Comments (7)

  1. I met Janssen in a bar after a Cardinals game in St. Louis a few summers ago when he was still with the Blues. One of the nicest hockey guys you could ever hope to meet. He knows why he’s in the NHL, he knows his “role” and he absolutely loves it.

  2. Ugh. Seriously. I’m finding this all so petty. And now its going to drag on even longer.

  3. God I hate Dubinksy. As a devils fan he and Rupp are the only two players I hate with a passion. He bitches and moans that clarkson dare fight him than next game carter kicks the shit out of him, than he has someone else fight for him. Player is a absolute joke. Looking forward to seeing him get traded to columbus.

  4. Aren’t players not allowed to be interviewed shirtless? I remember Bryzgalov making a big deal about that during his infamous Winter Classic scrum, but then again, I’m using Bryz as my source here. #importantquestions

  5. Suspend the coaches? Explain yourself, Mr, Bourne! Pete DeBoer is a saint, giving his 4th line the opportunity to get valuable playing time. Torterella could have put his 1st line out there to start, in which case, instead of seeing 3 fights, you’d see 3 guys go “OH CRAP DUMP N CHANGE DUMP N CHANGE”

    But Torts put a d-man at center to make sure there were 3 fights instead of 2. Suspend Torts.

    Or, better yet, don’t suspend anyone, because this is part of the game of hockey.

  6. Cam’s a quality guy/teammate, between him & DJ King, both guys are all about team. I don’t know why it’s a big deal that there were 3 fights, to start the last regular season game between the 2 clubs.

    I looked in the Media Guide for the St Louis Blues, and since ’08 I do believe the St Louis Blues & CBJ’s have the most Fighting Majors b/w 2 clubs, the 2nd most is STL vs Hawks.

    Then I think it was an Eastern Conference rivalry. Point is rivalries are started, and when you have players who’ve battled in the same division for consecutive years, with a majority of the core still intact, you’ll notice teams/players will dislike other teams that much more. Especially if they play a gritty style.

    I don’t see anything wrong with what happened in the starting lineups. I also know that will never happen in the playoffs, but at the end of the regular season, it’s probably a go most of the time.

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